b. 1973, Zürich, Switzerland
Urs Fischer (b. 1973 Zürich, Switzerland) studied at the Delfina Studio Trust, London; Visited de Ateliers, Amsterdam; and Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich. Fischer’s work is included in many important public and private collections worldwide. Fischer’s large–scale installations and sculptures posit genres traditionally evoked in painting—such as portraits, landscapes, nudes, and still lifes—in a profusion of rich and often impermanent sculptural materials. Whether utilizing foodstuffs (Bread House, 2004) or more self–destructive mediums, such as soft wax that simply melts away, Fischer mines the endless possibilities of a particular material to introduce an additional dimension into the work: that of time. Fischer lives and works in New York.